Joseph Campbell, the Arts & Digital Humanities

Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell

With comparative mythology as the loom, so to speak, Joseph Campbell's scholarly corpus provides a blueprint for how the various fields of the humanities can be woven together to reveal a rich narrative tapestry of the emergence of humanity. This website utilises Campbell's narrative approach, marrying the traditional arts-humanities with some innovative methods of the digital humanities, to uncover new insights and give fresh perspectives on the relationship between culture and consciousness. Tony G. Dolan

Mythology is central to all Campbell's work. But can myth have any relevance in today's world? In the second episode of the Power of Myth series Campbell gives an answer.

Formerly the official site of the JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Dublin, events for this group can now be found at meetup.com/Odysseans. Selected events highlighted on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JCF.MRT.DUB The Joseph Campbell Foundation can be found atwww.jcf.org

Interactive Timemaps

Interactive Timemaps provide an interesting way to index and access information. Maps for covering the period of Celtic Christianity in the First Millennium and Paleolithic Sites in Europe are well advanced.

The Book of Kells provides some marvelously illustrated pages dense with symbolism which we will have to review. Until then we have posted some of its finest illustrated pages online.
Also see: The Art of the Scribes

Fairy Tales

Mythology is a bit like maya, it both illuminates and obscures. Myths are typically written by an elite and then engaged with by the populace through ritual.

Fairy tales on the other hand come from different sources and one of these is the folk psyche. They can be eloquent of unconscious processes in the collective-psyche of the populace.
New Section: Fairy Tales.

Word Sleuth:

*gere (PIE) - Crane (English)or in Irish An Corr :-

O.E. cran "large wading bird," common Germanic (O.S. krano, O.H.G. krano, Ger. Kranich,Welsh garan, Lith. garnys "heron, stork").
Although this bird has been absent from Ireland for about three centuries the birds role in ancient society has been forgotten. This is due in part due to the fact that its name in Irish is similar to that of the Grey Heron (An Corr vs An Corr Glas). The animal appears to have been domesticated and is thought to be represented by the bird leading the procession on the Ahenny Celtic Cross. Knocknagor (cnoc na gcorr - hill of the cranes/herons); Reaskcor (riasc corr - marsh where cranes gather);.

Title: Archaeology ireland - Spring 2011 - Out of sight out of Mind - Authors: Lorcan O'Toole and Ronan O'Flaherty - Pub: Word Well Books - ISBN: 9-770790-892024-03
Title: Northern Ireland Place Names Project - Authors: (Ulster Place Name Project 1952) - Pub: Queen's University Belfast - ISBN: http://www.placenamesni.org
Title: Online Etymology Dictionary - Authors: Douglas Harper - Pub: Douglas Harper - ISBN: http://www.etymonline.com/